FAIL. Far Left Calls For 20,000 to Protest Against Capitalism on Wall Street… Only 300 Show Up
It was supposed to be their Day of Rage… It ended up being their day of whining.
The far left wanted to create a tent city on Wall Street…
Instead they got this- wasted hippies on the sidewalk.
A protester sleeps in a park near Wall Street against banks and corporations in New York September 17, 2011. (REUTERS/Eric Thayer)
Despite the attention and support from leftist organizations and media outlets, the Day of Rage was a complete failure. The organizers called for 20,000 but only 300 showed up.
The New York Post reported:
Only about 300 protesters, mostly college kids and aging hippies, showed up near the Stock Exchange for yesterday’s anti-Wall Street rally — far fewer than the 20,000 that organizers of the so-called global “Day of Rage” had predicted.
Police barricades were put up to protect both the exchange and the iconic “Charging Bull” statue on Broadway. The barriers hardly needed.
Police said two members of the anemic crowd — which carried signs declaring “Wall Street is our Street” — were arrested after they tried to enter a Bank of America office at Broadway and Liberty streets wearing masks.